I am Giorgos Nicolaides and I am from Limassol.
For years I tried to lose weight with various diets – but to the contrary, with every new attempt, all I managed to do was to deprive myself, give up – and gain back any weight I lost plus more.
I got to a stage where I didn’t want to hear about diets any more. I was disappointed in myself and felt that I would never manage to lose my extra weight.
Before I found Slimming World I weighed 23stone 1/2 lb (150kg)
I had big problems at work and it was a task to walk up the stairs of my own house which is on the 1st floor.
My health was also suffering. I had circulation problems in my legs due to my weight and at night I could not sleep or rest because of the problems I had with my breathing.
I even got to the stage where I needed an oxygen mask for relief.
I had a great problem finding clothes to fit me as I could never find my size.
My psychological state was a mess, and because of this my excess weight affected not only me but my wife and children too.